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50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
(541) 330-2638

April 2014

5th Birthday Bash for Badlands & Spring Basin

April 4, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Free

On March 30, 2009, the Oregon Badlands and Spring Basin became forever protected with a stroke of the president's pen. Join us on Friday, April 4, at the Oregon Natural Desert Association's Bend office to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their designation as wilderness! We'll offer up a fun photo contest, serve bites and bevs, dance to live music and recognize those whose hard work helped secure more than 35,000 acres of wild lands for future generations.  

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January 2015

Monarchs and Milkweed: An Evening with Tom Landis

January 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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The Oregon Natural Desert Association will kick off its new High Desert Lecture Series on Monday, Jan. 26 with an expert on the monarch butterfly – an insect known for its bright-orange wings and its amazing migrations of up to 3,000 miles between Canada and Mexico. Join ONDA at 7 p.m. at ONDA’s Bend office, 50 NW Bond St. Suite 4 (across the lot from Strictly Organic) for “Monarchs and Milkweed: An evening with Tom Landis.” The event is free.

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March 2015

High Desert Lecture Series: Shane Von Schlemp & Thru-Hiking the Oregon Desert Trail

March 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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In the second installment of its new High Desert Lecture Series, the Oregon Natural Desert Association on Wednesday, March 11 will welcome an adventurer who last summer completed the entire 800-mile Oregon Desert Trail. Join us for “Shane Von Schlemp and Through-Hiking the Oregon Desert Trail." Last summer, long-distance hiker Shane Von Schlemp became one of the first to complete the new, roughly 800-mile Oregon Desert Trail. A project of ONDA, the trail winds from outside Bend through Hart Mountain National…

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April 2015

High Desert Lecture Series: Geology and Botany in the High Desert

April 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Learn more about botany, geology and how the two intersect in Oregon’s high desert on Tuesday, April 7, when the Oregon Natural Desert Association hosts its third installment of its inaugural High Desert Lecture Series. In this edition, Bend plant expert Stu Garrett will share more about how the region’s geological past continues to echo in the plant life today. Join us at 7 p.m. at ONDA’s Bend office, 50 NW Bond St. Suite 4 (across the parking lot from…

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May 2015

Beers Made By Walking: Scout Camp hike with Crux

May 20, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Beers Made By Walking presents a day hike at Scout Camp with Oregon Natural Desert Association and Crux Fermentation Project. We'll meet at ONDA's Bend office and carpool roughly 45 minutes to the trailhead together. The Scout Camp Trail is a 3 mile loop that is very steep in some places, and includes a short scramble over a rock shelf. Trekking poles are recommended if you have them! Also bring sturdy shoes, lunch, plenty of water, a keen eye for…

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June 2015

Beers Made By Walking: Badlands hike with Worthy

June 12, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Beers Made By Walking presents a day hike in the Badlands Wilderness with Oregon Natural Desert Association and Worthy Brewing Company. We'll meet at ONDA's Bend office and carpool roughly 20 minutes to the trailhead together. Our 3-mile hiking trail in the Badlands is generally flat with some rocky terrain and slight elevation gain-- perfect for any level of hiker. Bring sturdy shoes, lunch, plenty of water, a keen eye for flora and an appreciation for micro-brews.

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Oregon Desert Trail Mixer

June 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Join the Oregon Natural Desert Association and REI to celebrate the Oregon Desert Trail! The Oregon Natural Desert Association and REI Bend are teaming up to host an event that will offer Oregon Desert Trail skills and information, celebrate volunteers who helped create the trail and provide a grand finale to ONDA’s Oregon Desert Trail Matching Challenge. Join ONDA and REI for the Oregon Desert “Trail Mixer,” on Tuesday, June 23 at 6 p.m. The free event will take place at ONDA’s Bend…

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July 2015

Beers Made By Walking: Black Canyon hike with Deschutes

July 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Registration will begin on June 24th. Beers Made By Walking presents a day hike in Sutton Mountain's Black Canyon with Oregon Natural Desert Association and Deschutes Brewery. We'll meet at ONDA's Bend office and carpool roughly 2.5 hours to the trailhead together. The hike is an out-and-back with the option to hike up to 5 miles some rocky terrain and slight elevation gain. Inside the canyon should be a bit cooler, but be prepared for hot weather. Bring sun protection,…

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December 2015

ONDA Bend Year End Celebration

December 4, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join us at our Bend office for a celebration of conservation success in 2015. Gather with ONDA members and supporters, groove to live music from Truck Stop Gravy, and enjoy a fine (and free) selection of beverages from Worthy, Craft, and Far Afield Ciders. We hope to see you there!

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August 2016

Oregon Natural Desert Association Happy Hour

August 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Are you eager to learn more about Oregon’s high desert and how you can help protect it? Are you already a super Oregon Natural Desert Association member or volunteer and want to hang out with all your ONDA friends, or introduce a new friend to ONDA? Do you want to learn more about helping out cool events like Wild & Scenic Film Festival and Desert Conference? Join us for Oregon Natural Desert Association Happy Hour on Wednesday, August 10, 2016…

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October 2016

Human History of the High Desert

October 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Discover stories that lie hidden in the desert sagebrush on a FREE hike with Oregon Natural Desert Association. Hike space is limited so pre-registration is required. Complete trip details are provided upon registration. Join University of Oregon’s Dr. Pat O’Grady and Rimrock Artist in Residence Nancy Pobanz on a moderate, 3-4 mile hike to discover the fascinating human and cultural history of Rimrock Draw Rock Shelter and the adjacent canyon. Register here for the hike. Archaeological excavation at Rimrock Draw…

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December 2016

ONDA Bend Year End Party

December 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Join Oregon Natural Desert Association, friends and supporters to celebrate the wonders of Oregon's high desert and recent conservation success, all made possible thanks to you! Hear from Executive Director Brent Fenty on highlights from our 2016 work and opportunities to build on our accomplishments in the year ahead. Don’t miss this chance to mingle with friends, celebrate Oregon’s wild lands, waterways and wildlife all while enjoying music, beverages, appetizers and giveaways. The party starts at 5 p.m. on December 2. This event is…

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June 2017

Life Among the Rocks: Lava Habitats for Wildlife

June 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Devil’s Garden is a rugged landscape of lava interspersed with sagebrush and wildflowers, which provides important wildlife habitat. Species like the American pika find cool refuge in lava flows at lower elevations than they are typically found and sightings have been reported around Devil’s Garden. Join OSU Cascades Natural Resources Professor Matt Shinderman on a hike to discover the importance of these desert habitats and learn about local wildlife. Difficulty: Moderate – about 3 miles. The trail is rocky in…

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July 2017

The Unusual Flora of Pine Mountain

July 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Savor the views along the open crest of Pine Mountain while exploring the mountain's distinctive flora, which is more closely affiliated with the Blue Mountain region than Central Oregon's typical volcanic soils. Charmane Powers, who has worked as a botanist on the Deschutes National Forest since 1990, and LeeAnn Kriegh, author of “The Nature of Bend,” will lead the hike. Along with taking a close look at the remarkable adaptations of species like mountain mahogany that line the trail, we'll…

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May 2018

Spring Wildflowers and Magnificent Mountain Views on Gray Butte

May 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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The Gray Butte Trail winds through the juniper forest and sagebrush slopes of Gray Butte. Hikers will be rewarded with sights of spring wildflowers such as phlox, lupine and balsamroot. And, if the wildflowers are not enough, the views of the Crooked River National Grasslands below and the snow-capped Cascades will be spectacular. Perhaps you will even get a glimpse of Mt. Hood! Charmane Powers, a botanist on the Deschutes National Forest since 1990, will lead this FREE hike. The…

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Soaring Sights of Smith Rock State Park

May 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Join Oregon State Park interpretive ranger, OSU Master Naturalist, and ONDA member David Vick for a FREE hike up the Wolf Tree Trail at Smith Rock State Park. Hikers will view nesting raptors and be treated to the sight of this spring’s eaglets. While the emphasis of the hike will be on the winged denizens of Smith Rock, David will also share his knowledge of native plants and their traditional uses and the Park’s geologic history. Difficulty: Moderate – about 2…

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June 2018

Chimney Rock Family Nature Adventure

June 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Grab the kids and join author Wendy Gorton for a hike through a juniper doorway, catch views of the Crooked River, holler down below at Echo Bench, and feel the satisfaction of making it all the way up to Chimney Rock. Mini scavenger hunt sheets will be handed out as families join Wendy to spot species, draw in a nature journal, and play a few fun games while hiking to the top of Chimney Rock. A free copy of "50 Hikes with…

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June 2019

Sagebrush Sipper

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Join Oregon Natural Desert Association staff and supporters for Sagebrush Sippers happy hours in our office this summer. Mix and mingle, learn about new aspects of Oregon’s high desert, and find opportunities to dig deeper into our conservation work. This month, hear about how to make the most of long summer days in Oregon’s high desert while enjoying cold beverages including beer from Immersion Brewing. Look for more Sagebrush Sippers events in Portland and Bend all summer.

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July 2019

Public Lands Comment Writing Workshop

July 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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This summer, the Bureau of Land Management is deciding how to manage 4.6 million acres of your public lands in southeastern Oregon, including the Owyhee Canyonlands. We need you to weigh in on the Draft Southeastern Oregon Resource Management Plan Amendment. Join ONDA at their office office to learn about the issues and to submit a powerful comment. If you care about public lands and want to learn more about how to effectively speak up for conservation-focused management, this is a…

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Sagebrush Sippers

July 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Join Oregon Natural Desert Association staff and supporters for Sagebrush Sippers happy hours in our office this summer. Mix and mingle, learn about new aspects of Oregon’s high desert, and find opportunities to dig deeper into our conservation work. This month, hear more about how to further your conservation advocacy with ONDA’s own Corie Harlan and Gena Goodman-Campbell and enjoy cold beverages including beer from Immersion Brewing. Look for more Sagebrush Sippers events in Portland and Bend all summer.

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August 2019

Sagebrush Sippers

August 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ONDA, 50 SW Bond St. Ste 4
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Join Oregon Natural Desert Association staff and supporters for Sagebrush Sippers happy hours in our office this summer. Mix and mingle, learn about new aspects of Oregon’s high desert, and find opportunities to dig deeper into our conservation work. This month, hear more about the far-flung places where ONDA works and get tips to plan your fall escapes to Oregon’s high desert public lands from Oregon Desert Trail coordinator Renee Patrick. Enjoy cold beverages including beer from Immersion Brewing. Look…

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